MOUNT VERNON - In a well-known historical anecdote, Pocahontas is said to have saved the life of an Indian captive, Englishman John Smith, in 1607 by placing her head upon his own when her father raised his war club to execute him. The general consensus of historians is that this story, as told by Smith, is untrue. So what is the truth?
This coming Thursday June 25, the Chautauqua Series presents a first person living history presentation of Pocahontas as portrayed by Amy K. Stoner. Amy has portrayed many different historical figures in the past and is a veteran of the Chautauqua stage and will give you a well-rounded interpretation of the life of Pocahontas.
Opening the program will be Bob Ford, bringing his own brand of music that is appropriate to the period.
The presentation is brought to you by Elixir and assisted by a grant from the Ariel Foundation. The program is a donation based event, with all monies going to the talented presenters, who write, rehearse and build their characters and music to provide a better view of the real historical figure and time period, as opposed to what the history books may tell us.The event is held at ThePlace@TheWoodward located at 120 S. Main Street, doors open at 6 PM, program starts at 7 PM and includes a question and answer period with Pocahontas.
For more information on this or other upcoming programs, call 740-392-6102 or visit www.elixirpresents.com or the calendar of events at www.VisitKnoxOhio.org.